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Analysis and Commentary

Angela’s Merkel Government Of Losers

by Josef Joffevia Politico
Friday, February 9, 2018

This is a first in the history of electoral politics: The biggest losers have ended up as the German government’s de facto leaders.

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Reminders That in China, Life Is a Job

quoting Larry Diamondvia Townhall
Friday, February 9, 2018

"Vita est lavorum." That's Latin for "Life is a job." I didn't learn that in school or even from a book. I learned that from Father Guido Sarducci.

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Polish Backslide On Holocaust Is Morally, Legally Troubling

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Hill
Friday, February 9, 2018

In 1905, Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana wisely remarked: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In 2018, it appears that the Polish government has suffered an incurable memory lapse now that it has enacted legislation that aims to punish — with up to three-year prison sentences — those who commit the unspeakable crime of using the three words: "Polish death camps," or, even worse, suggest "publicly and against the facts" that Poland had collaborated with the Nazis in the extermination campaign that left millions of Jewish people dead.

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Networks Rule

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Swarajya Magazine
Friday, February 9, 2018

Niall Ferguson has emerged as one of the finest historians of recent times. His ability to avoid fashionable leftist jargon, look with equal ease upon broad patterns as well as upon individual contributions, and his humanist concerns, all lead to his emergence as a scholar and a stylish writer in the tradition of Gibbon. His most formidable accomplishment consists of repeatedly exploring and explaining to his readers the institutional, technological, political, economic and individual elements which have gone into the making of the modern world. He has on occasion been an unabashed defender of market capitalism and an admirer of technological progress. But his defence is both magisterial and eloquent — not shrill or hysterical.

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Fall In Love With Historical Romance

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Chaska Herald
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a not so “steamy” historical romance.

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A War On The Rich Won’t Help The Poor

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Oxfam notes that poverty has declined sharply, then ignores the quickest way to reduce it even more.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Social Justice Warrior’ Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor

by Henry I. Millervia American Council on Science and Health
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion. And she’s no friend of the environment, either.

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January 2018 Conference Highlights

by Stephen Haber, Richard Sousavia Hoover IP²
Friday, February 2, 2018

The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity’s (Hoover IP²) kicked off 2018 with a two-day conference, “Patent Practices and Policy: The Backbone of the Innovation Economy. ” Papers presented at the conference, held at Stanford University on January 11–12, 2018, focused on how patents and the patent system influences inventors, researchers, and the legal system and on the wide ranging economic impacts of IP-intensive industries.

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FISA-Gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The press used to uncover government wrongdoing. Today’s press is defending it.

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Why We Need State-by-State NAEP Scores For 12th Graders

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The single best thing that could happen to American education in the next few years would be for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to begin regularly reporting state-by-state results at the twelfth grade level.

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